Lynch to San Diego? Not so fast

March, 10, 2010
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There has been some talk the Chargers will consider trading for Buffalo running back Marshawn Lynch, possibly for a fourth-round pick.

I’m not so sure that’s a realistic possibility. Lynch’s production has slipped and he has had some serious off-field issues.

San Diego general manager A.J. Smith isn’t big on decreased production (see LaDainian Tomlinson) and players with issues (see Antonio Cromartie). So, a Lynch pairing in San Diego would be out of character.

Yes, the Chargers desperately need running backs and yes, the team has not been adding any running backs. But the Chargers say they have a plan.

I believe that plan revolves around the draft. I fully expect San Diego to take a running back in one of the first two rounds. I could even see San Diego taking a running back in the late rounds.

Perhaps there will be a veteran who becomes available before or after the draft who intrigues San Diego. But at this point, I don’t see that player being Lynch.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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